• Living Anatomy/ refreshing anatomical terms / bony landmarks
• Navigating the Neural Landscape for a singer
• Understanding the Arytenoids
An introduction, discussion and theory session looking at the current evidence base fortouch-based therapy, client/patient interaction models, current evidence base comparing manualtherapy roles within a multidisciplinary setting, Vocal Health and the historic narratives of Myofascial Release and Vocal Massage.
**NOTE: If you have done the VOCAL HEALTH FIRST AID course with Vocal Health Education, thenyou do not have to do Module 1**
This is a one-day introduction to touch, your body mechanics, and the intention of a healing touchVery often, massage therapists are not taught the basics of how to stand, sit and treat a client so asnot to injure themselves over time with repetitive strain injuries. Stephen and the team canadminister up to 16 treatments a day, so they can guide you to put into practise ideal andsustainable body mechanics.
This day also introduces you to a touch-based modality if you haven’t already qualified as atherapist by exploring muscular based ideas and skin-based interactions.
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol, body mechanics and makingyour job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.
Afternoon: Understanding the integration of Myofascial Release, hand positions and exploringthis touch-based modality.
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol (cont’d), body mechanics andmaking your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.
Afternoon: Clinic observation, seeing the work in action.
Morning: Tools and instrument assisted learning, including use of a Dycem, liquid chalk,IASTM, Tok Sen and LLLT.
Afternoon: Treatment planning and swapping, whilst supervised by a VOICE CARE CENTREpractitioner.
Morning: Written exam questions exploring treatment, modality, history of treatments,pathology and treatment plans.
Afternoon: Final assessed treatment given to your teacher and Q&A.
Morning: Revision of the initial course material.
Afternoon: Examining accurate history taking and how this can inform what singing/ elitespeech exercises we give for the professional voice user.
Morning: Advanced soft tissue manipulative techniques for the floor of the mouth/ base oftongue and the larynx itself.
Afternoon: The current literature and multidisciplinary treatment protocol for Singers AcidReflux (LPR).
Morning: Advanced vocal health/ pathology seminar and getting to ‘yes’ through the quagmireof primary and secondary diagnoses.
Afternoon: Practical applications of the advanced techniques and Acid reflux protocol.